The Perth Concert Hall and the Perth Theater have launched a full program of performances and community activities for the first six months of 2022. Nick Williams, Managing Director of Horsecross Arts, the creative and charitable organization behind the Perth Concert Hall and the Perth Theatre, said:
“With the final restrictions lifted from Monday 24th January, we are absolutely delighted to be back to business as usual with the launch of our first print program since Spring 2020. It is perhaps a cliché to say that There’s something for everyone in the 60 pages, but it’s true! We have stunning classical concerts and world-class opera, some of the best family theater and thought-provoking drama, great artists from the entire rock, pop and folk spectrum, TV dance favorites and a who’s who of To top it all off, everyone in the area has the opportunity to take turns getting noticed by taking part in Oh When The Saints, our community show celebrating the city’s beloved soccer club!
We love nothing more than seeing audiences enjoy live performances and in-person encounters at our venues. Perth Concert Hall and Perth Theater continue to go above and beyond to ensure audience safety and comfort with improved building air circulation, crowd circulation systems and backstage distancing , as well as the implementation of mandatory wearing of face coverings and the regular provision of hand sanitizing stations. We are confident that the continuation of these mitigations, coupled with the tantalizing range of entertainment on offer, will see the people of Perth and beyond return once again to share in the joy of live performance with our amazing artists and friendly staff. and welcoming.”
The season opens at the Perth Concert Hall on Tuesday 25 January with a lunchtime concert by renowned international pianist Llŷr Williams, quickly followed on Friday 28 January by the magical musical performance The Lost Words: Spell Songs with Karine Polwart, Julie Fowlis, Kris Drever and many more top Scottish musicians. Perth Theater hosts Black Is The Color of My Voice February 3-4; the moving story of a jazz singer at the forefront of the civil rights movement inspired by the life of Nina Simone. The Original Theater Company‘s Hound of the Baskervilles is giving Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s most famous adventure a brilliantly grotesque revamp from Tuesday 15th to Saturday 19th February.
Another theater highlight to look forward to as the season unfolds is Roald Dahl’s The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar premiering on the UK stage from Thursday 26th March to Saturday 2nd April at a Perth theater , Helen Milne Productions and Roald Dahl Story. Corporate co-production. There are more opportunities for youngsters to enjoy the thrill of live theater with the musical and puppet adventure The Smartest Giant in Town on Saturday 12 and Sunday 13 March, the powerful teen drama I Am Tiger from Thursday 5 to Sunday May 7 and David Walliams’ the exciting and irreverent Gangsta Granny from Thursday June 23 to Sunday June 26.
Football fans and budding actors across the region can help shape and potentially star in Perth Theatre’s Oh When the Saints, a brand new show about Perth’s beloved football club and the community that supports it. The show takes place in the summer, but fans can get involved through a series of free creative fan groups kicking off with Pump it up! [The Music] Thursday February 3 and until Thursday March 31.
Perth Piano Sundays return to the Perth Concert Hall from Sunday 13 February with a multi-faceted program from concert hall regular Paul Lewis. Scottish Opera brings two short and gripping Russian operas to the hall on Friday 18 March. The Perth Theater presents The Paradis Files on Thursday 28 and Friday 29 April, a new chamber opera with music by Errollyn Wallen CBE about an extraordinary blind musician.
Highlights of the Perth Concert Hall’s contemporary music program include the rooftop piping of the Red Hot Chilli Pipers on Saturday February 5, a Perth debut for the Stornoway trio Peat & Diesel on Friday March 11, former frontman by Spandau Tony Hadley on Tuesday 22 March and Eddi Reader: 40 Years Live on Friday 1 April. Major tributes include Johnny Cash Roadshow on Friday March 22, Seven Drunken Nights – The Story of The Dubliners on Friday May 6 and The Ultimate Eagles on Friday June 24. Intimate folk, jazz and traditional concerts at the Perth Theater’s Joan Knight Studio include Scottish folk band Breabach on Friday 25th March, a celebration of Horse’s Same Sky album on Saturday 9th April and an evening of jazz with Fergus McCreadie Trio and Helena Kay’s KIM Trio + NCW on Saturday, April 23.
Perth Concert Hall’s comedy lineup sees a night of grunts and jokes with Josh Widdicome – Bit Much on Sunday 27th February, an observational comedy masterclass from Ed Byrne in If I’m Honest on Wednesday 9th March, antics Julian Clary’s camp on Thursday, April 7 and TV favorite Alan Carr’s Regional Trinket on Thursday, June 9. There’s a rare opportunity to be part of the comedy-making process as Daniel Sloss tries out some new material in Daniel Sloss presents at the Perth Theater on Friday 1st and Sunday 3rd April.
There are dance performances from Strictly favorites Aljaz and Janette at Perth Concert Hall on Friday 25th March and Oti Mabuse on Thursday 5th May. The Night Sky Show at Perth Concert Hall on Saturday 16th April is an entertaining introduction to stargazing for the whole family.
Popular workshops and community groups Horsecross Voices, Perth Youth Theatre, Glee and Little Stars return for regular sessions and there is a full season of films to enjoy from the Perth Film Society.
Most shows and activities are already on sale via the Horsecross Arts website by clicking here.